Grew up on the lakes of Minnesota. First boat when I was about 10 years old. Worked as a deckhand on 85' traditional s/y 'Lene Marie' at the ages of 17, 19, 20-21, for a total of 1.5 years, three continents, and 20+ countries. Sailed with OCSC sailing club in Berkeley, CA for many years. Now living with wife and two kids in my home state of MN sailing our Laser and cruising on our twin engine Sea Ray 280SS cuddy cabin.
Lake Minnetonka, MN
Sailed: California Coast, S.E. Alaska, Queen Charlotte Island, B.C., Inside Passage of Pacific NW, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, B.C., San Juan Islands, WA, Puget Sound, Portugal, France, Bay of Biscay, English Channel, North Sea, Holland, Kiel Canal, Baltic Sea, Gulf of Finland (Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia), Madiera Islands, Cabo Verde Islands, Trans Atlantic Crossing in 1991 to Carribean, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, BVI, Florida, Whitsunday Islands, Australia (crewed charter), Bay of Islands, New Zealand (day-charter), Hawaii (day-charter).
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Advice/Experience/Suggestions for Bareboat Charter in the San Juan Islands We are looking into a sailing vacation in the San Juan Islands this summer, and I would really appreciate any knowledge, information, pros & cons, you might have of the charter companies, sailing in the area, good anchorages, weather and temps in June vs. summer prime season, etc. .... anything ;) Thanks.